Giants To Sign Ex-Jets QB Geno Smith

The Giants are expected to sign former Jets quarterback Geno Smith, according to Adam Schefter and Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The deal will reunite Smith and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. It’s a one-year deal worth about $2MM, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

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Smith, 26, started one game for the Jets in 2016, but tore his ACL in that October contest and missed the remainder of the season. The former second-round pick has only attempted 56 passes over the past two years.

On Friday morning, the Giants re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson. Right now, it seems like the plan will be for the Giants to have Smith as Eli Manning‘s primary backup with Johnson in the QB3 spot. Of course, a lot can change over the next seven months and Johnson’s place on the roster isn’t a certainty. The Giants could still draft a developmental quarterback to give them another candidate to be Eli’s heir and depending on that QB’s stature, that player could even usurp Smith’s place as the primary understudy.

Smith, of course, has some unpleasant memories in East Rutherford, New Jersey. But, to his credit, he’ll face those nightmares head on and attempt to exorcise those demons in a new uniform.

Smith was PFR’s No. 14 ranked free agent quarterback heading into free agency. Reportedly, the Jets were still open to a reunion if they were unable to find a better option. The Chargers and Browns also had interest.

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17 comments on “Giants To Sign Ex-Jets QB Geno Smith

  1. pickme123

    So prior to today, the Giants had only one QB – Manning? No backups?

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    • Cleveland - City of Losers

      No backup may be better than Geno Smith.

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      • dhd36

        If geno plays it’s because manning s hurt so the season is f’d anyway

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      • justinkm19

        Tony Romo is a better back up.

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        • Cleveland - City of Losers

          Romo would make a nice backup. Not a nice starter though.

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      • bravesfan1998

        Ha

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    • isaacmeep

      They had Keith Wenning but he’s on a futures deal and likely to be a practice squad arm at best.

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      • Cleveland - City of Losers

        Keith Wenning/Joe Montana…same thing.

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  2. dfrey2

    i cant imagine this has any guarantee attached to it

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  3. mattgarcia2324

    I rather have geno vs Josh Johnson but not great choices tho.

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  4. phillyphan3

    Any word on Ryan Nassib?

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  5. justinkm19

    The Giants got their QB of the future!!!! Ha ha

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  6. Bob Knob
    Bob Knob

    WOW !!!
    Good Luck. (sarcasm)

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  7. JDinMaine

    I could see them drafting Webb in 3rd

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  8. Carson

    One teams trash is another teams treasure lol

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  9. Perksy

    I’d think I would rather sign RGIII

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  10. Joeycalexc

    Gmen will draft Watson in first round

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